President Donald Trump and his conservative supporters were just called out indirectly, without pointing fingers, by former President George W. Bush, who blamed them for a weakening in support for democracy during his public speech which took place this Thursday.
The former president threw his accusations and blame, claiming that nativism, white supremacy as well as bigotry have been on the rise since President Trumps brand of populism had galvanized hate groups for “deepened and sharpened partisan conflicts.”
“Bigotry or white supremacy in any form is blasphemy against the American creed,”said Bush.
George W. Bush just used the words “white supremacy” in calling out the racism of Trump in a nationally-televised speech. Wow.
— Charles Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) October 19, 2017
In his speech, he went on to explain how the American politics “seem more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication“, adding how signs have shown that the “intensity of support for democracy itself has waned, especially among the young, who never experienced the galvanizing moral clarity of the Cold War or never focused on the ruin of entire nation by socialist central planning.”
Bush also went on to criticize everyone in charge of the American political system, once again without pointing fingers or mentioning names, but implicating them in the stagnation and crippling effects of the economy, explaining how the governing class had often been paralyzed in the face of obvious and “pressing needs,” with the American dream of “upward mobility” seeming out of reach for people who feel left behind in a changing economy.
Maybe the former president hasn’t taken some time to look around and see the accomplishments of the Trump administration, and has instead followed a leftist scheme of attracting media attention by indirectly ranting against President Trump and his administration. Either way, his speech can be seen below: